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Target settles data breach lawsuit with MasterCard for $19M

Target and MasterCard say they've agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter's pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Japan bumps China as top holder of US Treasury debt

Japan overtook China in February as the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities, a position Japan last held in August 2008. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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More people worldwide are opening bank accounts

Africans using cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank accounts. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Court rules GM is shielded from death claims by bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday that General Motors is shielded from death and injury claims potentially totaling billions of dollars tied to defective ignition switches in certain GM... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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EU alleges Google's abuses hurt consumers, innovation

The European Union's executive branch hit Google with official antitrust charges on Wednesday that allege the company abuses its dominance in Internet searches, and also opened a probe into its... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen

Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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4 ways a surging dollar rattles world economies, markets

The U.S. dollar hasn't been on a roll like this since Ronald Reagan sat in the White House and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ruled the box office. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers

The Fight for $15 campaign to win higher pay and a union for fast-food workers is expanding to represent a variety of low-wage workers and become more of a social justice movement. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Ask Mr. Dad: How to handle stress of going back to work too soon

Dear Mr. Dad: We really need my salary to make ends meet, but the prospect of leaving my baby is making me miserable. I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Nokia aims to become networks giant with Alcatel-Lucent deal

Nokia will buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros ($16.5 billion) through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid to become a... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Delta's 1Q profit rises on more traffic, lower fuel prices

Delta Air Lines plans to reduce international flying later this year as travel demand in some places weakens due to lower oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices

The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn't seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace

The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy was growing at a moderate pace from mid-February through the end of March although the harsh winter, the rising value of the dollar and a big plunge in oil... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Bank of America posts 1Q profit of $2.98 billion

Bank of America returned to profitability in the first quarter as the bank was able to move forward from its legal troubles last year. However, the results came in short of some analysts' estimates. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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China's Ninebot buys US personal scooter maker Segway

Segway, the iconic but struggling U.S. maker of self-balancing personal electric scooters, has been bought by a Chinese rival. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Factory output rises in March for first time since November

Output at U.S. factories rose last month for the first time since November, pushed up by increased auto production. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Toyota building plants in Mexico, China; seeks growth again

Toyota is building two new auto plants, one in Mexico and the other in China, ending a 3-year hiatus from such ambitions that the Japanese automaker voluntarily imposed on itself after massive... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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US homebuilders' outlook for spring sales surges

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their prospects for a strong spring home-selling season. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Going after the A-list: Businesses pursue celebrity clients

It's a dream for many small business owners: A-list celebrity clients. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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CSX cuts forecast for the year after slower-than-expected 1Q

CSX says the railroad won't deliver the double-digit profit growth it promised this year because coal demand remains weak. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Education officials fine for-profit college for false claims

The Education Department says it will fine Heald College $30 million, alleging the Corinthian Colleges subsidiary had engaged in egregious misconduct and misled students. Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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Crackle streaming service acting like TV network

The Crackle video streaming service, known best for Jerry Seinfeld's motorized interview series with fellow comics, says it wants to be more like a traditional television network. Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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